Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 3:56pm


The Anaheim Ducks acquired defenseman Korbinian Holzer from the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenseman Eric Brewer and a fifth-round draft pick in 2016.

What does it give the Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks overhauled their blueline on deadline day, and Holzer was the latest addition. He's a solid depth defenseman who essentially replaces the departed {P Ben Lovejoy} in another deal. Holzer has had injury issues in Toronto but should be ready to play, if needed.

What does it give the Toronto Maple Leafs
Brewer is just a contract that the Leafs needed to take back in order to send Holzer to the Ducks, so the addition here is the draft pick. Holzer was a depth defenseman for Toronto, which is what Brewer will be for the balance of 2014-15. This deal is about getting worse, not better.

Fantasy impact
Holzer and Brewer don't have much fantasy value, so this deal won't change anything there.

Player focus

Anaheim Ducks

Korbinian Holzer D

Toronto Maple Leafs

a fifth-round draft pick in 2016

Eric Brewer D